Shia LaBeouf & Dito Montiel Reunite for Post-Apocalyptic 'Man Down'
by Ethan Anderton
September 4, 2014
Perhaps the only good film that director Dito Montiel has delivered was his 2006 directorial debut A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. And now maybe he can get back to making good movies as a press release from The Solution Entertainment Group has revealed that Montiel will reteam with recently troubled actor Shia LaBeouf, one of the stars of the aforementioned film (who isn't supposed to be famous anymore), for a new thriller called Man Down. The film follows a haunted Afghanistan war veteran who attempts to come to terms with his past while searching for his family out in a post-apocalyptic America.
In addition, "House of Cards" star Kate Mara and the always incredible Gary Oldman are set to star in the film as well. The script comes from Adam Simon (Synapse), and the logline certainly sounds like something different for Montiel. After all, we're not sure why there's a post-apocalyptic world in the film, so there's obviously some kind of sci-fi angle to the film though it will likely be very subtle, maybe more akin to The Road. Of course, the only downside is that Montiel doesn't seem to know how to direct a good film, even when he's given great talent in front of the camera. The film is in pre-production and is trying to get sold at TIFF this month, so we'll see what happens. Stay tuned for more.